The Chancellors (2)
The Chancellors (2) (Rahway, NJ)
Paul Bozung (Lead & Piano)
Don Girvan (Baritone / Guitar)
Joe Gassaway (Tenor / Bass)
Georges May (Bass / Drum)
1956 - Too Many Memories / Everything Has A Place (Unique 341)
1957 - I'm Coming Home / Gotta Little Baby (XYZ 104/601)
1958 - Seaport At Sunset / Chalypso Train (XYZ 105)
Paul Bozung, Joe Gassaway and Georges May are from Rahway. Don Girvan sings baritone and plays guitar in the quartet. Paul Bozung sings lead and plays piano. Joe Gassaway sings tenor and plays the Bass, Georges May Sings Bass and plays the CocKtail drum. After performing at parties, the group moved into the local club circuit and have little success. In 1956, The Chancellors recorded "Too Many Memories" b/w "Everything Has A Place" released by Unique Records. Unique Records Started in new York early 1955 by Bandleader, arranger, conductor, record producer and trumpeter Joseph J. Leahy , and bought out later by RKO Teleradio leaving Leahy as A&R manager.
Their two next records are for XYZ. XYZ Records was a record label founded by Frank Slay and Bob Crewe, mainly as an outlet for their own songs. The label opened in 1957 and was sporadically active till about 1960. Their only success was with The Rays "Silhouettes" that was taken over for national distribution by Cameo Records in Philadelphia.
Their song, "I'm Coming Home," made the Top 10 in 1957, and went to No. 2 later that year when it was recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. Played at the Sands in Las Vegas, met Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Jerry Lewis and others. Has opened at conventions for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, performing before Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Connie Stevens, Lorrie Morgan, Billy Ray Cyrus and others. They appeared on the Today Show and twice on Dick Clark's American Band Stand and had appearances at the Sands in Vegas. Their second single on the label "Seaport at Sunset" b/w "Chalypso Train" goes unnoticed and the band split soon after ...
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Too Many Memories / Everything Has A Place
I'm Coming Home Gotta Little Baby Chalypso Train
Seaport At Sunset
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